SOLD FOR: $2,275.00
Model: King Cobra AA3040
Serial Number: VK7593
Date of Manufacture: 1992 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .38 Special/.357 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot Single and Double Action Revolver With Swing Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “KING COBRA” with a Cobra head engraving. The right side of the barrel is marked “-357 MAGNUM CARTRIDGE- / COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”. The flat under the crane and the crane are marked with the serial number. The inside of the ejector rod cutout is marked “S”. The left sideplate is marked with a “Rampant Colt” logo. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “2″.
Barrel Length: The solid rib barrel with full underlug is 4”.
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a square notched rear leaf sight adjustable for windage and elevation that is pinned to the top strap of the frame. The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with orange rubber insert, pinned to the top of the rib. The top of the barrel rib and the top strap have a matte finish to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece black checkered rubber panels with finger grooves which fully enclose the grip frame. There are silver Colt medallions on each panel. The grips have some scattered light marks in the smooth borders, most noticeable on the top of the right pane, and light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. The grips are in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Brushed & Matte Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 95% of its finish. The barrel has a couple of light marks on the muzzle, outside the crown and a light scuff on the top of the rib. The frmae has some scratching on the right behind the cylinder and a few other scattered light scratches. The cylinder has a turn line and a couple of light marks. There are light scratches on the bottom of the trigger guard. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lock-up on this revolver has very little play on each chamber. The trigger is smooth in double action, and crisp in single action. We have not fired this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue plastic Colt case with cardboard Colt sleeve which has a serial-matching label and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and orange “stop-sign” hang-tag. The case has no notable wear or damage, in Excellent condition. The sleeve has scattered light wear, mostly at edges and corners with a tear on the label’s ear and at the opposite end at one edge, in about Good-plus condition.
Our Assessment: One of Colt’s “Seven Serpents”, the King Cobra is a medium-frame 6-shot .357 revolver. It has the looks of a Python with lockwork more similar to the venerable Trooper line of revolvers. This example has a stainless steel finish with 4″ barrel. It is in Very Good-plus condition with about 95% of its finish, a great bore, strong mechanics, and it comes with its original box. This would make a great carry or home defense revolver and would also fit in with a Colt collection that hasn’t added this snake to the pit. Please see our pictures and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California but CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.